A few years ago, my friend Mark commissioned me to paint his Boxer, Stella, for his wife as a present. I haven't seen Mark in way too long; but I recently got in touch with him, regarding my 2012 calendar. Stella will be Miss March 2012! I like to inform the moms and dads about the inclusion of their pups in the calendar, and send them complimentary copies. Mark had lovely words to say about Stella's portrait. I mentioned my free notecard offer, and within a few days, he sent me the photo above. LOVE IT! Thanks, Mark!
What offer, you say? Here it is:
If I painted your dog and you are able to send me a photo of the dog with his/her portrait, I'll send you a complimentary pack of notecards featuring the portrait!
2012 calendars are at the printer. They will soon be available in the holiday section of my Etsy shop.
WOOF! Thank you for visiting i heart dogs studio, the home of pet portraits lovingly painted by me, Christine Humphries Throckmorton. Since 2007, I have created custom pet portraits, prints, cards, and more, all featuring lovable canines (and the occasional feline). Scroll down, take a look around, click away. You'll see a wide variety of pet portraits, and get to know a bit about the girl behind the canvas.
PLEASE NOTE: Now that I have a toddler, I am no longer accepting commissions. For now, I am shelving the paintbrushes and just enjoying being MOM. I have a variety of original paintings, prints, and cards available in my shop, however, and there is a lot of dog art to peruse in the pages of this here blog. Enjoy.
“I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson